Means there are no contradictions or discrepancies in thoughts, words, or actions Is a basic requirement for human beings to live harmoniously Is telling the truth Is a fair and straightforward conduct Is being sincere, truthful, trustworthy, honorable, genuine, and loyal Is integrity
Truth exists; onlyfalsehood has to be invented. -George Braque
1. Telling the truth lets everyone know what really happened. There is less misunderstanding, confusion, or conflict.2. Telling the truth protects innocent people from being blamed or punished3. Telling the truth allows everyone to learn from what happened.4. You usually get into less trouble for telling the truth than for lying
5. Other people trust you more when you tell the truth.6. You don’t have to tell more lies to keep your story straight.7. You gain a reputation for being truthful- a trait that most people value.8. Telling the truth helps you feel secure and peaceful inside
Is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty
Courage is more than being brave or not being afraid of snakes or heights. It is also about being able to face uncomfortable situations. Challenging yourself to try something new.
Courage is when you face danger or pain whether you are afraid or not. To have courage is to be brave.
Anyone can have courage. Some people show courage at work. Some people show courage when they are having fun.
Remember:KNOW what you believe is rightHOLD ON to what you believe is rightCOURAGE is more than knowing and believing. It is being able to stand by what you believe is right and do it for the sake of the common good.
Shakespeare said:Our doubts are traitorsAnd make us lose the goodWe oft might winBy fearing to attempt.
Have you ever had yourfreedom taken away, evenfor a short time?
Can you begin to imagine how itmight feel to have yourfreedom taken away completely– perhaps for ever?
Connotes the power to dodeliberate actions basedon our reason and will
doing what I wanta license to do anything they wantunmindful of others and the consequences of their actions
Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.
isa gift given to us by God in creating us rational beings. By our authentic exercise of freedom, we choose what is good. “the right to say and do anything” but to “do the good” shared freedom with others in the community
“When we choose and pursue what is good, we become truly free.”“Human freedom cannot separated from responsibility.”
We are called to choose the good and thus to share in the very life of Christ. “LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT” The choices which we make every day greatly affect our self-becoming.